Novel

Novel

There are quite a number of ways to write a novel, depending on the specific format or template you use. The outline shown here helps you as a writer to think in a productive novel direction and write confidently.

Chapter 1

  •         Stirring up an incident
  •         Character’s initial situation: mental, emotional, physical, or/and situational
  •         Objective and motivation of the character
  •         Relevant backstory of the character
  •         Main sources or reasons for stakes and tension
  •         Important secondary characters
  •         Relevant information that other characters have regarding the chapter
  •         Antagonist
  •         Include about 5 important plot scenes in the first chapter
  •         Include about 3 subplot scenes
  •         Character’s position at the end of this chapter

Chapter 2

  •         Transition that starts this chapter
  •         Character’s current situation at this point
  •         Objective and motivation of the character (If changed)
  •         The reflection of the character’s backstory at this stage. What evolved or changed?
  •         Main sources or reasons for stakes and tension
  •         Important secondary characters or antagonists and their current positions.
  •         Relevant information that the secondary characters have regarding the chapter
  •         Mention the antagonist’s development in this chapter
  •         Include about 5 important plot scenes in the this chapter
  •         Include about 3 subplot scenes as they track into this chapter
  •         Character’s position at the end of this chapter

Chapter 3

  •         Transition that starts this chapter
  •         Character’s initial situation at the beginning
  •         Objective and motivation of the character (If changed)
  •         The reflection of the character’s backstory at this stage. What evolved or changed?
  •         Main sources or reasons for stakes and tension
  •         Important secondary characters or antagonists and their current positions.
  •         Relevant information that the secondary characters have regarding the chapter
  •         Include about 5 important plot scenes in the this chapter
  •         Main character’s physical and emotional considerations of the climatic scene
  •         Mention the stake in the climatic scene
  •         Demeanour of the antagonist in the climatic scene; mental, emotional, physical, or/and situational
  •         Demeanour of the protagonist in the climatic scene; mental, emotional, physical, or/and situational
  •         Mention how the antagonist gets resolved
  •         Mention how the subplots get resolved
  •         Mention how the main secondary characters get resolved, respectively.
  •         Character’s position at the end of this chapter
  •         Mention how the primary theme gets resolved

 


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